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All because they have forsaken me and profaned this place by burning incense to other gods which neither they nor their ancestors knew; and because the kings of Judah have filled this place with innocent blood,(A) building high places for Baal to burn their children in fire as offerings to Baal—something I never considered or said or commanded.(B) [a]Therefore, days are coming—oracle of the Lord—when this place will no longer be called Topheth, or the Valley of Ben-hinnom, but rather, the Valley of Slaughter.(C)

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  1. 19:6 Cf. note on 7:31.